This Month’s Focus: Outsourcing & Packaging
Oral dosage form delivery options for lipid-based formulations
This article discusses the increasing use of lipid-based formulations for delivering challenging active pharmaceutical ingredients and describes the factors formulators must consider when selecting whether to use hard-shell capsules or softgels to deliver such formulations.
Ensuring stability in pharmaceutical and dietary supplement manufacturing
This article discusses the costs and consequences of instability in pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements and describes several methods and practices manufacturers can use to ensure the stability of their raw materials and final products.
Lipid microencapsulation of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical active ingredients
Microencapsulation is a useful method for protecting and preventing the degradation of active ingredients in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical solid dosage formulations. This article explores the benefits of lipid microencapsulation, which include increased bioavailability, reduced unwanted interactions, taste and odor masking, prevention of color migration, and improved stability.
How packaging form and materials impact product success
This article describes the advantages of three common oral solid dosage packaging forms and discusses factors to consider when selecting packaging for a new product.
Back Page: Closing pharmaceutical supply chain vulnerabilities using a “Made in America” strategy for pharmaceutical packaging
Whether in peacetime or pandemic times, the case can be made for more American manufacturing in our global pharmaceutical supply chain. Manufacturing more products domestically could help prevent supply disruptions while improving product quality and national security, and closing supply chain vulnerabilities across a wide range of critical products is a priority for both the private sector and the US government.
Spotlight on Nutraceuticals: The use of alginates in anti-reflux suspensions
This article discusses the effectiveness of alginates, which are naturally occurring salts found in brown algae, for use in anti-reflux formulations.
Formulation and manufacturing challenges of multilayer tablets
This article explores the challenges of multilayer tablet formulation and the approaches developers can take to overcome those challenges.
Eye on Excipients: Developments regarding titanium dioxide regulation
This installment of “Eye on Excipients” discusses the authors’ understanding of current titanium dioxide regulations and their impact on tablet film coating.
Continuous versus batch manufacturing
Improving metal detection
June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook
Jan/Feb: Capsule Filling
March/April: Outsourcing & Packaging
May/June: Coating & Continuous Manufacturing
June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July/August: Excipients & Formulation
October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance
November: Annual Buyer’s Guide
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2. Multi-layer Tableting
2. Particle Size: Reduction, Separation, & Analysis
2. Mixers & Blenders
2. Powder Transfer & Containment
2. Tablet & Capsule Identification